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Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar

Fri Jul 29 2011

The 2011 Australian Red Cross and Mallesons Stephen Jaques Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar, entitled "Peace, Justice and the ICC: From Kampala to Tripoli", will consider the challenges and opportunities presented by referrals to the International Criminal Court, as well as the intersection between peace and justice more broadly. The seminar will be in the form of a panel discussion.

Prof Steven Freeland will discuss those aspects of the jurisdiction of the ICC arising from referrals either by the UN Security Council or by States. Steven will reflect on the potential risks and difficulties of referrals to the ICC in what is often an extremely politically charged environment.

Dr Sarah Williams will examine the aspects of Head of State immunity and State cooperation, looking in particular at referrals to the ICC from the UN Security Council.

Dr Carrie McDougall will examine the intersection between�� security and justice, analysing the ability of the UN Security Council�� to defer ICC action. Carrie will also address claims that ICC indictments have caused prolonged conflict in Sudan and Libya on the one hand, and that there can be no peace without justice on the other.

Australian Red Cross has a key role to play in the promoting respect for international humanitarian law ('IHL'). As part of this role, the Red Cross, with the support of Mallesons Stephen Jaques presents a series of nationwide Humanitarian Law Perspectives Seminars.�

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday 18 August 2011.� Light refreshments will be served on arrival.

Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Bookings: The seminar is free, but bookings are essential. Please RSVP to Peter Giugni at Australian Red Cross pgiugni@redcross.org.au or (02) 9229 4294

29 July 2011

Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street (ADVERTISEMENT)

Fri Jul 29 2011

Members are invited to chase a greased pig down Wall Street. Not literally, of course. "Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street: a gatekeeper's guide to the psychology, culture and ethics of financial risk-taking" is the title of an upcoming lecture in Sydney Law School's 2011 Corporate Law Seminar Series. It will be delivered by Professor Donald C. Langevoort, the Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law at Georgetown University, on 22 August 2011 at 5.30pm.� Learn more>

29 July 2011

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ATO web page to assist barristers

Fri Jul 29 2011

The Australian Taxation Office has set up a web page to assist barristers to meet their lodgment obligations. The site includes information on contacting the ATO, support for small businesses, nominating a representative to deal with the ATO, managing a tax debt and seminars. For further information regarding lodgment of tax returns, contact the ATO on 132861 between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or contact your tax agent.

24�August 2012

Court and other fees to rise on Monday

Thu Jul 28 2011

TONIGHT: New Australian Consumer Laws

Thu Jul 28 2011

Tonight, Jeremy Stoljar SC will be presenting a seminar on the new national Australian Consumer Law, which has been in force since January 2011. Chairing the session is James Lockhart SC. For full details, please download a flyer.�

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28 July 2011

@LCA: the monthly newsletter of the Law Council

Thu Jul 28 2011

The August 2011 issue of the Law Council's newsletter, @LCA, is now available. This edition features: the president’s message; a Q & A on the National Disability Insurance Scheme; change to Australia’s Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders; Helping expat lawyers stay connected; and the�Law Council launches its Reconciliation Action Plan.�Learn more>

5 September 2011

Position vacant: crown advocate

Thu Jul 28 2011

Attorney General Greg Smith SC is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as crown advocate under the Crown Advocate Act 1979 for a fixed term not exceeding seven years that may be renewed. $331,690 per annum plus conveyance allowance of $19,800 per annum. Learn more>

28 July 2011

Distinguished speakers at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference

Wed Jul 27 2011

Lawyers from all over Australia will have an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal legal systems at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference, which will be held in Sydney on 12-13 August 2011.� Terry Chenery, president of Ngalaya, the Indigenous lawyers and law students association of NSW, says speakers such as George Pascoe Gaymarani and the Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra between them have written numerous published papers on Ngarra and Yoglnu law.

Mr Chenery says that "Mr Pascoe and the Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra are men at the pinnacle of the Yolgnu legal system. You might say that they are the equivalent of justices of the High Court of Australia."

Download a conference brochure and registration form >

27 July 2011

TONIGHT: Update in Financial Expert Evidence

Wed Jul 27 2011

The seminar tonight will be presented by Michael Potter and John Halley SC and chaired by Tim Castle. The session will consider recent shifts in the role of expert financial evidence and discuss how these have played out in practice. For full details, please download a flyer.

27 July 2011

Next Week in CPD

Wed Jul 27 2011

Tuesday 2 August: International Arbitration Presented by The Hon Justice Foster and chaired by Andrew Bell SC, this seminar will address the scope of the defences and arguments available against the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the public policy grounds as set out in s 8(7) and�s�8(7A) of the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth). Fur further details, please download a flyer.

Wednesday 3 August: Writing Arbitral Awards The focus of this seminar is on arbitral award writing. Please note that attendance at this seminar (together with attendance at the two Commercial Arbitration Act seminars in either April or September) will be necessary for those members seeking approval for the first time as BarADR arbitrators with the Association. For full details, please follow the brochure link. Thursday 4 August: Successful Speakers Series - Helen Conway This event has been organised by the Equal Opportunity Committee as part of its Successful Speakers Series. Ms Conway was recently appointed as Director of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency. She was formerly General Counsel for Caltex and prior to that a partner in a large law firm and a Senior Judicial member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

27 July 2011

Call for competitions adjudicators

Tue Jul 26 2011

Macquarie University Law Society invites members to adjudicate at its mooting, negotiations, trial advocacy, paper presentation and letter of advice competitions. These competitions are the perfect training ground for law students to prepare for a career in the legal profession. For information and to register, visit the MULS web site Please note, registrations close COB Friday, 12 August.

26 July 2011

Jeremy Gormly SC the new chair of NADRAC

Tue Jul 26 2011

Jeremy Gormly SC has been appointed as the new chair of the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC). "Mr Gormly has extensive experience in government disputes and inquiries, as well as in the practice of mediation generally", Attorney General Robert McClelland said. Learn more>

26 July 2011

TONIGHT: Managing Life and Finances at the Bar

Tue Jul 26 2011

Tonight's seminar will be presented by the Honourable Justice Pembroke. Sam Adair will be chairing the event, designed to pass on useful tips to junior barristers about� establishing and managing their practices. For full details please download a flyer.

This seminar has been organised by the New Barristers Committee as part of its commitment to providing CPD seminars� for members of the junior Bar. However, other barristers are very welcome to attend.

26 July 2011

Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

Mon Jul 25 2011

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Commissioner of Police v Sleiman & AVS Group of Companies [2011] NSWCA 21 Delaforce v Simpson-Cook [2010] NSWCA 84 Halpin v Lumley General Insurance Ltd [2009] NSWCA 372

Perpetual Trustees Australia Ltd v Heperu Pty Ltd [No 2] [2009] NSWCA 387 Walker v Howard [2009] NSWCA 408 Boyce v McIntyre [2009] NSWCA 185 Guthrie v Spence [2009] NSWCA 369

For further information, please contact the Council of Law Reporting office: office@nswlr.com.au, phone 9266 0768.

25 July 2011

Portrait of Sir Kenneth Jacobs

Mon Jul 25 2011

Earlier this year the Bar Association commissioned a portrait of Sir Kenneth Jacobs. Sir Kenneth Jacobs is an honorary life member of the New South Wales Bar Association.� He is a former president of the Court of Appeal and justice of the High Court of Australia. Members are invited to attend the unveiling ceremony for the portrait which is to be held in the Bar Association Common Room�today at 5pm. Speakers include The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE, The Hon Thomas Hughes AO QC and Mr Cal Callaway QC.

The portrait is to be donated to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and displayed in the President’s Court on Level 12 of the Law Courts Building. The gift is a symbol of the great esteem and affection in which His Honour is held by the profession, especially here in New South Wales.

The artist is Ralph Heimans, a well-known Australian portrait artist who painted the portrait of the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.� He has also painted a portrait of Chief Justice Christopher Langworth which hangs in the NSW Compensation Court and a portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark displayed at the Royal National Portrait Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen.

A number of members of the Bar Association contributed towards the cost of the portrait.��

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This week

Mon Jul 25 2011

Tuesday 26 July: Managing Life and Finances at the Bar Seminar to be presented by the Hon Justice Pembroke and chaired by Sam Adair. Please refer to the flyer for further details.

Wednesday 27 July: Update in Financial Expert Evidence Seminar to be presented by Michael Potter and John Halley SC and chaired by Tim Castle. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

Thursday 28 July: New Australian Consumer Laws. Seminar to be presented by Jeremy Stoljar SC and chaired by James Lockhart SC. Please refer to the flyer for further details.

25 July 2011

Decisions of SCAG meeting in Adelaide

Fri Jul 22 2011

The second meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) for 2011 was held on 21 & 22 July 2011 in Adelaide, South Australia. Download the communique from the meeting >

22 July 2011

Bar Knit Group meet next Wednesday

Fri Jul 22 2011

The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 at 6.00pm. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

22 July 2011

Sports law conference in Queenstown

Wed Jul 20 2011

The 21st Annual ANZSLA Conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 12-14 October 2011. Full program and registration details are below and and on the ANZSLA website at www.anzsla.com

20 July 2011

Ceremonial sitting for the retirement of Hodgson JA

Tue Jul 19 2011

On Tuesday, 9 August 2011 there will be formal sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Hodgson AO. The ceremony will be held at 9.30am in the Banco Court. Phil Boulten SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers are to wear robes and wigs. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

8 August 2011